Saturday, May 19, 2012

May Long Weekend Lives!

The last four years I have mostly spent the May long weekend shuttered up indoors studying for the CFA exams, so it was SO MUCH FUN to actually enjoy the weekend with family this year instead.

Scott had been conducting a countdown to opening day at Calaway park, and we were among the first 100 people into the park that day, getting to the gates only moments after they had opened. With the exception of the bumper cars, we usually shared a ride with only one other family -- no lines. It helped that it was barely above freezing and a bit breezy that morning.

The funny thing about being in the park when it's that empty is that you sometimes end up waiting longer that you would if there was a full lineup. You get to go straight onto the ride without a wait, but then they never start the thing up because people keep straggling in. I am not complaining. This is simply an observation.

Scott is now tall enough (and brave enough) to go on nearly every ride in the park. Sadly, Katie is just an inch short of getting on several good ones. Instead of little ballet flats, we'll put some thick soles on her next time, and maybe a hat.

We met up with some friends and their son Ty, who is sandwiched between Scott and Katie for age. He was Katie's buddy on the baby rides and Scott's co-pilot on the bigger rides.

The kids were in absolute heaven. You can guarantee that we will be back many, many more times this summer.

Katie provided a laundry list of her favourite moments as she said her bedtime prayers. Usually, R prompts her with things to say, but this was the first time she ventured out on her own, listing off "horsies" (carousel), "boats" (tot yachts), "trains" and more. We will definitely need to get those thicker shoes for her.


Grandma Walters said...

What a fun day; we are sure there will be many more this summer!!

Jamie Wride said...

Can't wait for the day when we can spend Memorial Weekend doing fun things! Looks like you guys had a great time!

D said...

Hang in there Jamie. There is a light at the end of the tunnel. Crossed fingers that the results are good.